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Scouts and Youth Groups Cumulus Outdoors

Scouts and Youth Groups

Scouts and youth adventure in Dorset


Experience a special adventure during the summer on our fully exclusive and private campsite on the edge of Poole Harbour with views over Brownsea Island.

Your Camping experience includes one (two dependant on numbers) of our impressive Nordic Tipis. Nordic Tipis are made out of solid wooden poles grown in the cold forests of Sweden and a light tan-coloured canvas. They provide you with shade on a hot summers day or a warm and cosy feel (with real log fires!) on a cold summers eve. The specially designed fabric is fire retardant, water repellent and tough making them perfect to cope with the British weather. With enough room to seat 30 people or stand 50, our Tipi’s really do create the perfect atmosphere – all you have to do is bring the marshmallows!

Location: Near to Burnbake Campsite, Corfe Castle. Just two hours from London, 40 minutes from Bournemouth & Poole. We’ll meet your group on-site.

Your Camping experience also comes with a fully equipt kitchen and a member of Cumulus staff to assist and cook your meals. Portaloos are onsite and the main showers are located at the main Burnbake Campsite (BH20 5JH).

Example Itinerary:

We can run a 2, 3, 4, or 5 day residential trip for you.

An example of a 3 day trip would look like……

Day 1 Arrive/Hot Lunch. Introduction, un-pack, fun team games.
Day 2 AM – Cooked breakfast – activity (coasteering) – Lunch – activity (climbing)
Day 2 Evening – Dinner, free time and a camp fire in the Tipi.
Day 3 AM – Cooked Breakfast – head to the beach – Lunch (BBQ) – Depart

Discover new skills and have great fun with our exciting range of outdoor activities!

Are you up for a little outdoor challenge? Would you like to experience something a little different? Our range of outdoor activities will provide you with just what you’re looking for, and more!
Organised and managed by Cumulus founder Russell Thompson, a highly experienced Development Trainer with over 25 years experience, you’ll be under the expert guidance of the Cumulus Crew, fully qualified instructors whose sole objective is to ensure you enjoy every minute of your chosen activity.

Activities we offer in and around Swanage, the beautiful Isle of Purbeck in Dorset include:

How about staying in our own private bushcraft site in the Purbeck woodlands in Dorset? Sleeping in Hammocks between the tree’s and cooking on an open fire. This is a unique experience Cumulus can offer to groups for a night or as part of your residential camp.

FAQs - The Essentials


Are we in safe hands?

Of course – all of our instructors are fully qualified to lead activities in their chosen area of expertise, they are friendly and very experienced in looking after first time adventurers.

What do we need to bring?

You will need your own bedding, sleeping bags and pillows. We supply the tipi tents, field kitchen set-up and all cooking facilities and equipment. There will be electricity supplied via a generator. There are toilets on the immediate site and the shower block is a short drive away on the main campsite. You will need clothes and trainers suitable for outdoor activity and which will get wet. Waterproofs and warm clothing will also be very useful depending on the weather, hat, sun screen and a set of dry clothes to change into. We provide all safety equipment for each activity.

What is the minimum age?

There is no minimum age for Camping but 8 years of age is the minimum for our activities.

Do we need previous experience?

No you do not need to have had any previous experience of any of the activities as our instructors will assess your ability and set the programme accordingly.



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Top Instructors in wonderful surroundings

Denny and Scott led our 12 scouts down to Dancing Ledge in wind and rain for rock climbing, managed to keep spirits up and encouraged them to do some tricky climbs. These guys are qualified Mountain Leaders and really know what they are about. We had a great 2 hours kayaking on the Frome as well. We highly recommend this team.
Winchester Scouts
Visited August 2016

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